International Food and Agribusiness
This degree will prepare you for senior strategic positions and leadership roles within companies, agencies, or institutions where international business is a major activity.
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With industry accreditation and opportunities to travel, this course could be your gateway to a thriving transatlantic career working with any number of the multinational companies that are eager to take on our graduates.
Fluctuating socio-economic circumstances mean that multinational companies are increasingly seeking people who possess the knowledge and the skills to capitalise on the opportunities for growth and address the challenges in the global agribusiness sector, whether as consultants, business managers or project managers.
This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the key issues, including technological advances in the industry, demographic shifts between urban and rural areas, immigration and access to skilled staff, climate change, water issues, and food security.
It has been designed with the industry in mind, ensuring that you will leave capable of applying your knowledge in food processing and manufacturing, procurement, research and development, policy or government service, agricultural and food marketing, and supply chain management.
Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be awarded the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and will, therefore, become a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). You can then apply to the CMI for full Chartered Manager status if you wish.
There is the added option of taking your first term at the Utah State University in the first week of August, provided you apply by 30 June and pay the required fees (Home/EU: 1/3 of tuition fees, Overseas: 50% of tuition fees).
The MBA may be studied full-time over 12 months or part-time over two or three years.
You will study six business modules in the autumn term, plus four focus modules, and one or two elective module(s) in the spring term. The Research Project (dissertation) is carried out over the summer to be submitted in September.
You will learn through lectures, seminars, problem-based and experiential case studies, workshops, cooperative work, reflective reports, group project work, presentations, lectures, seminars, and industry visits. You will be given guided independent learning tasks and be encouraged to increase your knowledge and understanding through private study and the completion of assessments.
Modules will be assessed through professional reports, presentations, competitive reviews, reflective essays, case study analysis, critical academic papers, marketing plans, business evaluation projects, and written examinations.
- 4014 Food Chain
- 4023 Operations Management
- 4076 Financial Management
- 4095 International Agri-Food Marketing
- 4111 Critical Issues in Food Technology and Innovation
- 4214 Sustainable Business Strategy
- 4215 Agricultural Economics
- 4216 Leadership and Change
- 4217 International Marketing Management
- 4220 Applied Research Challenge
- 4221 International Agribusiness Finance and Investment
Plus ONE* further elective module(s) from:
- 3084 Entrepreneurship
- 3211 Practical E-Business and E-Commerce
- 4078 International Business
- 4080 Development Project Management
- 4205 Critical Issues in Ethical Leadership*
- 4223 Economics of the Environment*
- 4228 New Product Development in the Agri-Food Industry
- 4229 Adaptive Management in a Complex World
* Please note that to achieve full credits, students must select either ONE of the 15 credit electives or BOTH of the 7.5 credit electives
An honours degree at upper second level, or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution; A minimum of two years’ post-graduation work experience.
For students whose first language is not English, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 average (with no element below 5.5) or its equivalent will be required.
Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the programme manager.
Students with other qualifications, including overseas awards (and alternative English Language qualifications) will be required to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application to discuss the suitability of their award for entry onto the programme.
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).
For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£12,000 per year||£15,000 per year|
The tuition fees quoted for 2018 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
This is an area rife with opportunity, as evidenced by the career destinations of our graduates, who have gone on to succeed in the following areas:
- International food industry experts and consultants – for private companies, governments, and international organisations such as FAO, World Bank, European Commission
- Business management
- Import and export management
- Food processing, manufacturing, and supply chain management
- Project coordination – overseeing international projects and operations
- Operational support – building international relations for an organisation
- Research and development
Working for organisations such as:
- USDA National Agricultural Statistics Office
- Garrett Capital
- Agrimarc Ltd
- Co-op farms
- Moet Hennessy
- NSF Agriculture
Caspar Olenhusen, MBA International Food and Agribusiness - “The unique aspect of this MBA is the opportunity to study in the UK and the USA, within a challenging and collaborative programme. I was able to enhance my international competence, statistical knowledge, and industry business practices. I am currently working for John Deere in the Business Development Department in the European Technology Innovation Centre, and feel well prepared to apply my new skills and knowledge to my daily business.
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